Ron Paul makes second stop in Moscow

MOSCOW, ID - Republican presidential candidate, Ron Paul, made another campaign stop in Moscow, right before Super Tuesday.

After his first visit several weeks ago to a shut-out crowd at the University of Idaho's student union building, Ron Paul chose the Kibbie Dome this time to accommodate the thousands of his supporters.

Paul returned to the Gem State, just one day before Idaho's Republican presidential caucus. A state he says is fertile ground for his message.

"This is a very well-known state for the defense of individual liberty and self-reliance and we have an election coming up and it's coming up like tomorrow and how we do here is very, very important," said Paul.

Paul's message remained the same. He talked about the Message of Liberty, foreign policy and the Federal Reserve. But it was the Patriot Act that he strongly opposes.

"The Patriot Act was passed rather rapidly and it was said that it was going to protect us," said Paul. "All you have to think about is now they can use, search anything that we own, our homes, our websites, all our records, they have access to this without search warrants."

Paul answered a few questions from the audience and met briefly with the media to answer more questions. However, KLEW News got the exclusive interview.

KLEW: Dr. Paul, it's a pleasure meeting you. You were here a few weeks ago and there was a tremendous amount of support from young people. Why do you think young people admire you so much?

RON PAUL: I think they realize what they're inheriting, it says that debt is a big burden. I think young people are naturally more independent-minded and they're not locked in and stereotyped as we get conditioned as we get older. I think young people have a natural tendency to not like war, which is very, very good and they also have a tendency to be very independent-minded. I think all of us are that way and is sort of beaten out of us but when you think about young children or either teenagers who are rather independent-minded so I think it's very attractive to say that you talk about a philosophy where you get to make up your own mind, it's your life but also preach that if they mess up, they can't go and depend on somebody else to take care of them if they don't act responsibly.

KLEW: Tomorrow is a big day, it's Super Tuesday. If you don't do well, if you don't win the primaries and caucuses, do you continue to go on?

RON PAUL: Well, I imagine so. I think we're going to do well and because sometimes, so far we probably have about three states that we actually won the majority of the delegates, even though we didn't win the straw vote. So I think we're gonna do well on getting delegates and that's what we'll be looking at the bottom line on delegate count.

KLEW: Alright, thank you so much, Dr. Paul. And that's gonna do it for us here at the Kibbie Dome, Cindy Cha, KLEW News.

Paul also visited Sand Point and Idaho Falls. Idaho's caucus is one of ten presidential nominating contests on the appropriately dubbed - "Super Tuesday".